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The City of Roanoke has no limits on tree and brush collection next week, this in efforts to help residents clear the damage from Monday’s strong storms. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Roanoke residents are typically limited to about a pickup bed-sized amount of trees, limbs and brush for each collection. But City Solid Waste Manager Skip Decker says next week, there are no limits, btt if you hire a contractor to help clear away storm damage, that contractor must do the removal.

Here is the full city news release:

Recent storms and related tree damage have resulted in
unusually large amounts of brush being placed to the street for
collection by City of Roanoke Solid Waste Management crews.  In
recognition of these abnormal conditions, citizens should be aware of
the following for curbside brush collection during the week of July

• Brush piles that exceed the normal allowable limits of 4’x4’x4′
will be collected in their entirety.

• On a resident’s scheduled brush collection day, avoid parking next
to the brush pile to allow unrestricted access to the brush during
daylight hours.  Please note that City collection crews plan to work
into evening hours to take advantage of available daylight.

• Brush, trash and recycling need to be available for collection by
7:00 a.m. on regular collection days as usual.  However, some trash
collection services may be delayed by as much as one to two days as
city resources are adjusted to handle the large amounts of brush.

• Brush placed for collection should be cut to manageable sizes,
typically four feet in length and four inches in diameter.

• Brush that is cut by a contractor for a fee is not eligible for
collection by city crews, rather, it should be removed by the

The city appreciates citizens’ patience as crews work to complete
routes and collect brush from the storms.